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*   The Great Firewall of China
OPG Executive Director Will Doherty presented a program entitled "The Great Firewall of China: Filtering, Blocking, and Government Censorship" to the annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference in New York City, Online Policy Group (April 3, 2003)

*   The New E-Government Equation
This report presents the findings of a five-part study on the issue of e-government as used by U.S. citizens, conducted by Hart-Teeter on behalf of the Council for Excellence in Government and Accenture, which reports concerns over privacy, Council for Excellence in Government (Adobe pdf format) (April 1, 2003)

*   Problems of a Total Surveillance System
Billed as an anti-terrorism measure, the Pentagon's planning for a comprehensive system for mining personal data and tracking "potential enemies operating inside the United States" will instead strike most Americans as a key element of an upcoming totalitarian order, O'Reilly Network Weblogs (November 11, 2002)

*   EPIC Files Amicus Brief in Amy Boyer Case
The Electronic Privacy Information Center argues that private investigators and information brokers should be liable for wrongful privacy invasions of third parties about whom they are collecting and disseminating information, EPIC (July 22, 2002)

*   Advisory -- The Following Program May Prove Destabilizing for Dictators
Camera/Shy, a browser-based steganography application from HACKTIVISMO, will be released at the H2K2 Convention in New York City on July 13th, and was developed for democracy activists operating from behind national firewalls, Hacktivismo (July 4, 2002)

*   EU Rleases Microsoft .NET Privacy Decision
The EU Data Protection Working Party concludes that "although Microsoft has put in place some measures to address data protection, a number of elements of the .NET Passport system raise legal issues and therefore require further consideration", EU Data Protection Working Party (pdf file) (July 2, 2002)

*   OPG at Stanford on Workplace Surveillance
OPG Executive Director Will Doherty spoke on workplace surveillance at Stanford University Computers and Social Decisions class, Online Policy Group (June 5, 2002)

*   New FBI Rules for Investigations, Surveillance
Read the new Attorney General's Guidelines straight from the Department of Justice website, U.S. Department Of Justice (May 30, 2002)

*   Attorney General Guts Domestic Spying Restrictions
The new guidelines now lift many restrictions, returning us potentially back to the days when the FBI was used as a tool to squelch political dissent, American Civil Liberties Union (May 30, 2002)

*   Significant New FBI Carnivore Documents
The latest documents regarding Carnivore spyware problems are available from the EPIC website, Electronic Privacy Information Center (May 24, 2002)

*   Coalition Asks European Parliament to Vote Against Data Retention
In an open letter sent to all members of the European Parliament, 40 civil liberties organizations (including the Online Policy Group) from 15 countries strongly recommended that members vote against general data retention of communications by law enforcement authorities, Electronic Privacy Information Center and others (May 22, 2002)

*   Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. that was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values, (December 1, 2001)

*   Online Privacy
Nonprofit Canadian group of computer professionals who intend to educate and help the general public preserve their personal privacy while online and use available data security tools to enhance their peace of mind., (October 13, 2001)

*   Pornography, Privacy, and Digital Self-Help
With regard both to inhibiting Internet pornography and promoting Internet privacy, the adequacy of self-help alternatives ought to play a crucial role in evaluating the propriety of state action, Tom W. Bell research paper draft (February 1, 2001)

*   Canady Bill Raises Threshold on ISP Disclosures to Law Enforcement
Canady bill would insure that federal law enforcement agents meet a higher legal threshold before forcing your phone company or Internet Service Provider to disclose information on your conversations or physical whereabouts, ACLU (September 22, 2000)

*   FBI Information on Carnivore
Information on how Carnivore is used from the FBI website, Federal Bureau of Investigation (September 7, 2000)

*   Internet and the Family 2000
This survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center focuses on Internet-connected families' concerns about online privacy and also has a few interesting questions on how parents feel about "dangerous" net content, Annenberg Public Policy Center via Online Policy Group (May 16, 2000)

*   Access Denied, Version 2.0: The Continuing Threat Against Internet Access and Privacy and Its Impact on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community
Drawing upon a wide range of contributors from diverse fields and backgrounds, Access Denied Version 2.0 also addresses issues of online privacy and the growing "digital divide" in Internet access along racial, regional and socio-economic lines, GLAAD (December 1, 1999)

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